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Attrition: the data pack where death decreases max health!

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MacchuPicchu avatar MacchuPicchu
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  Attrition is a simple, vanillalike data pack that’s designed for players who want something harder than regular survival, but not quite as harsh as hardcore mode. Here’s how it works:
  • You lose one heart of max health each time you die
  • You gain one heart of max health each time you eat an enchanted golden apple, up to a maximum of 20 hearts
  • If you die with only one heart of max health left, you lose the game and are put into spectator mode
  Attrition plays sounds and displays custom chat messages whenever any of these three events happen, but it has no effect on any other aspect of gameplay.

  Attrition is meant to blend in well with vanilla Minecraft – almost as if it were simply an alternative gamemode. Because of this, it can be played by itself, or in conjunction with other data packs. Enjoy :D


Options menu
An options menu for Attrition is available with the following command. /function mp.attr:attrition_optionsWhen called, the command displays the following custom options menu:

Attrition: the data pack where death decreases max health! Minecraft Data Pack

You can use this menu to test out the data pack, customize your experience with it, or uninstall it seamlessly ^_^

Frequently asked questions
Is Attrition compatible with multiplayer? How about other data packs? How about Hardcore mode?
Attrition should be entirely compatible with multiplayer and with any other data pack. If you run into an issue, let me know and I will try to look into it.

Attrition is not, however, designed for Hardcore mode. Please use it in a normal survival world!

What can I do if this data pack is too difficult or too easy?
If you want to make things harder, you can:
1. Turn up the difficulty setting
2. Turn off natural regeneration and/or sleeping
3. Install more data packs that add extra challenges to other aspects of the game

If you want to take things easier, you can:
1. Lower the difficulty setting
2. Enable grace mode, which can be found in the Options Menu mentioned above
3. Install a data pack that makes it easier to obtain enchanted golden apples (example)

How does Attrition shift the meta of survival Minecraft?

In a few ways:
1. Like in hardcore mode, do whatever you can to stay alive. Be cautious when playing, gear up, collect totems of undying, etc.
2. In Attrition, enchanted golden apples go from useless trophy item to the most valuable item in the game. Exploring regularly is essential.
3. Make backup gear so that you don't die multiple times when trying to retrieve your items after a death.

What does the resource pack do?

Attrition includes an optional resource pack by AmyTheMudkip that subtly retextures the player’s heads-up display (health bar, armor bar, etc.). In my opinion, it’s amazing because it looks far richer than the vanilla HUD while still preserving a distinctly vanilla feel. Give it a try!

What does attrition mean?

It’s a fancy word for ‘erosion’ or ‘wearing away’. It’s used in the phrase ‘war of attrition’, for example.

Content creation
If you'd like to create content with my data pack on YouTube or some other platform, please include:
1. My name (MacchuPicchu)
2. The name of this data pack (Attrition)
3. The link to this webpage

For more information on using and distributing this data pack, please see the Copyright information below.

Copyright information

Contact me
If you have a question, suggestion, comment, or concern about Attrition, let me know! You can get in touch with me in a few ways:
1. Leave a comment on the bottom of this page
2. Leave a comment on the Attrition video showcase on YouTube
3. Message me on Twitter

CreditArt & resource pack by AmyTheMudkip; technical advice by rx97 et al.
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.17

6 Update Logs

Attrition 2.1.0 : 07/19/2021 6:09:52 pmJul 19th

This is likely to be the last update for Attrition until 1.18 releases. Thanks to some incredible technical advice from rx97, version 2.1.0 is the best yet!
  • The number of ticking commands has been reduced from two to zero. Instead, Attrition now uses undisplayed advancements to make things happen, and as a result it should now be very, very well optimized.
  • A new internal pack prefix `mp.attr` has been applied to the namespace as well as to all scoreboards and tags. As a result, Attrition should be perfectly compatible with any other data packs.
  • The options menu has been reorganized, and the descriptions for each option have been updated to be more consistent.
  • The fixed chat messages are now toggleable via the options menu. They are no longer dependent on the `showDeathMessages` gamerule.

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07/22/2021 5:44 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Ecliptica avatar
So diamond worthy 💖
07/22/2021 8:50 am
Level 23 : Expert Pokemon
MacchuPicchu avatar
That's very kind of you, I hope you enjoy my pack <3
07/16/2021 3:23 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Modder
SirBilby avatar
This is very cool - an idea which I have never seen before. Will definitely use in my Warfare server
07/16/2021 8:14 am
Level 23 : Expert Pokemon
MacchuPicchu avatar
I hope you enjoy the experience!
07/16/2021 9:42 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Modder
SirBilby avatar
thx, im sure i will!
07/16/2021 12:15 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
AaronTechnic avatar
Hey there! I want to use this datapack for a YouTube video, is it allowed? I'll make sure to credit you and give the link :)
07/16/2021 2:35 am
Level 23 : Expert Pokemon
MacchuPicchu avatar
Absolutely, thank you for asking :D
07/26/2021 1:05 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
AaronTechnic avatar
07/15/2021 11:51 am
Level 30 : Artisan Modder
That1Rand0mChannel-SBCDev avatar
You said your datapack didn't get enough attention? You should look at the number of favorites, diamonds, and views you got on this submission. This is a unique idea, I hope to see you expand on it.
07/15/2021 12:01 pmhistory
Level 23 : Expert Pokemon
MacchuPicchu avatar
It got a lot of attention when I first released it because it was a "new" data pack that made it to the "trending" page. But now that I've updated it with better features, better programming/optimization, and even better art, it's gotten a fraction of that attention. That's what confuses me.

I don't plan on expanding it much, if at all, because I want it to feel as vanillalike as possible. I really appreciate the sentiment and the compliment however ^_^
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